Weeknight Dinner: Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Cilantro lime shrimp is a quick and easy recipe for the grill. It is healthy and tastes best if you use fresh large deveined and peeled shrimp. We sometimes eat it over a salad or just enjoy it with grilled corn. Also, a nice cold margarita goes well with this dish!
I wanted to post this recipe because so many of my friends have had this at my place and they are always asking for the recipe. (Ana and Monica to name a couple)
Also, must give credit to my mom. I recall having to call her at least 2 times when making any one of her recipes or making any type of Indian dish.
What is your favorite food to grill in the summer?
Recipe for Cilantro Lime Shrimp
15 large jumbo peeled and deveined shrimp (roughly 1 lb)
1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro
2 tsp garlic (for best flavor use fresh garlic and not the minced garlic from a jar)
1 tsp lemon juice
1-2 tsp fresh ginger
2 tbsp olive oil (can add more if needed)
1/2 of a green chili (feel free to adjust based on your preference for spicy food)
Pinch of salt
fresh ground black pepper
1. Add all the ingredients (except the lime) into a food processor and mix
2 Add the cilantro marinade to the uncooked rinsed shrimp, mix, and then place shrimp and marinade in a large zip lock bag and shake. Marinate in the refrigerator. Best is 2-3 hours but even 30 min-1 hr is ok.
3. Grill the shrimp for 5-6 minutes or if you don't have a grill just place in a wok with a bit of olive oil and cook over medium to high heat until shrimp are cooked. (roughly 5 minutes)
4. Squeeze some fresh lime on top and garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!